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Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain

13th c Jew and Muslim play chess Al andalus563:307 (crosslisted with 510:313)
Tuesday/Thursday, 5th period.
Miller Hall, Room 115
Ilana Ben-Ezra

This course examines how Christians, Jews, and Muslims interacted in medieval Latin Christendom, especially focusing on the twelfth through fifteenth centuries. Throughout the course students will engage with the complex views religious groups held about each other and explore how beliefs translated into exchanges on the lay and elite level, as well as between religious and political leaders. Central themes in the course will include otherness, religious conversion, types of cross-cultural influence, religious debate, and power and authority. The course aims to also teach students how to closely read and analyze primary documents.

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